Subject: Re: Re:
To: Andrew Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/2005 08:44:10
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>> This looks awfully like exposing a bunch of functions to userland and
>> let the driver decide which ones to accelerate by hardware... before
>> know it we have half a GDI in the kernel.
> I wasn't being clear there, sorry. The reason I suggest the flag is so
> that the X server does not try to drive boards that actually require
> special code to display anything useful. It should have code to deal
> with them, but if it doesn't there's no harm in giving the user a
> helpful message instead of displaying garbage.
I guess I was a bit distracted when writing this - in my opinion we
should at least hide some weirdnesses from the Xserver ( or better -
from wsfb ), especially those the kernel can already handle on its own
or which it could handle with minimal work.
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